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Bake These Simple, Chewy Almond Macaroon Cookies

Almond Cookie Recipe

Bake These Simple, Chewy Almond Macaroon Cookies

When you think of almond cookies you probably envision a crunchy treat with a rich, nutty flavor. While still delicious, sometimes you're just not craving a hard, crunchy cookie. Well, this almond cookie recipe is different from the standard hard almond cookies. It has an amazing almond flavor with a softer texture. Only six ingredients are all you need to make these delicious yet chewy almond macaroon cookies. So, grab your apron — and maybe your little helpers — and let's get baking!

Almond Macaroons Cookies


  • 1 (7 ounces) package of almond paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 dozen blanched whole almonds


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

2. Crumble almond paste into small pieces in a large bowl.

3. In the same bowl, stir in almond extract, flour, and powdered sugar. Add egg whites and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes, until smooth.

4. Place dough by small spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet, approximately 2 inches apart.

5. Place an almond on top of each cookie, then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6. Bake for around 12 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

When you're ready to try these delicious cookies, what you'll find is a chewy texture and a rich almond flavor. Whether you're preparing these for a bake sale or just for your little ones, this cookie recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And if you're so inclined, feel free to make some extra dough to freeze for later so you can pop them in the oven when you get a craving. Happy baking!

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